The Charlier Museum by ear – a meeting of artists

No. 16 Avenue des Arts/Kunstlaan, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node is a house-turned-museum, where the decorative arts, fine arts and music have come together ever since the museum was established by Henri Van Cutsem in 1890, and is somewhere that on the Heritage Days you can enjoy a journey through time and creativity for all the family. Two workshops and a unique tour await you, during which you will learn all about the works on display in their 19th- and early 20th-century setting through the medium of music and drawing – and fun! Travel back to a time when guests were entertained in the drawing room…


What do I look like?

Under the glass roof designed by Victor Horta and the watchful eyes of the many portraits hanging from the picture rails, draw someone else and have them draw you during our portraiture workshop. There will be plenty of opportunity for ‘top-level’ encounters with new people as you try drawing a portrait with two hands, without looking at the paper, without the free use of your hand or with the help of the person opposite you… you don’t need to be able to draw to create a portrait!

Writing by ear

Under another Horta glass roof in the music room, a small live concert will choreograph your thoughts as your pen flows across the blank page – another encounter between two forms of self-expression. Let the music inspire your creativity…

At home with Madame Rosa

Madame Rosa invites you to explore the fascinating history of the Hôtel Charlier mansion and the lives of its owners Henri Van Cutsem (patron) and Guillaume Charlier (sculptor), surrounded by their artworks. Have your plumes, rags and cloths at the ready for a tour like no other. Laughter guaranteed!

In cooperation with Patrimoine à Roulettes.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00 and 17:00 (duration: 1 hour).

Venue: Charlier Museum, Avenue des Arts/Kunstlaan 16, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node
Advance booking required. Up to 30 people per time slot. Activity for all the family. Intergenerational groups welcomed.
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